More than 2 million Americans suffer from Alzheimer's disease, a fatal brain disease which causes a slow deterioration of the brain functions. It's the most common cause of dementia. Today, symptoms of Alzheimers are found in 5 percent of the population between ages of 65 and 74. As we age, that pe
Dementia is a progressive disease that is not a normal part of the aging cycle, and it causes a serious loss of mental abilities. It can affect memory and communication, causing distress to both the patient and family members. As dementia advances, physical symptoms also interfere with...
Is your loved one or patient with Alzheimer's disease seeing or hearing things that aren't there? Learn how common this is, how to respond to it, and if medication is helpful in treating hallucinations in dementia.
Alzheimer's disease is frightening and debilitating no matter where you live. There are some places, however, that seem to have effective treatment and living conditions that support the condition. Japan's care and treatment for the elderly may lead to the United States adopting some of their tacti
Alzheimer's disease causes a loss of social and intellectual abilities when healthy brain tissue begins to degenerate. Patients will have memory loss which gets worse over time. They will also experience a decline in their mental abilities. Nearly half of all people over the age of 85 have Alzheime